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KRON
Feb 9, 2013 11:00pm PST
-old hadiya pendleton, a bystander shot dead in a chicago park a week after she performed at the president's inauguration. vice president biden memorialized the young honor student in remarks to house democrats. >> this was no ordinary child. she was a child who had used social media, urging her friends to speak out, don't join gangs and now she is gone. >> reporter: pendleton was killed just a mile from the first family's home in chicago, a city facing an epidemic of gun violence. it's an issue president obama has raised numerous times, including in a speech after newtown. >> as a nation, we have endured far too many of these tragedies in the last few years. >> an elementary school in newtown, a shopping mall in oregon, a house of worship in wisconsin, a movie theater in colorado, countless street corners in places like chicago and philadelphia. >> reporter: and in a video message to chicago last august. >> all of us have to make safer streets our cause so that the most challenging part of a kid's day is that algebra test of physics exam and not the walk home from school. >> reporter: but
CNN
Feb 11, 2013 8:00pm PST
to action. >> hi, my name is hadiya. >> the murder of 15-year-old honor student hadiya pendleton is a case that people in chicago want solved. the high school sophomore who had just returned from performing as a majorette at the presidential inauguration was killed in this park after finishing a final exam, but getting witnesses to help make an arrest, even in a case that's gotten so much attention for almost two weeks has been difficult. >> people are rightfully concerned about their participation as witnesses in this case or in any other case that involves a murder. >> chicago police say attacks against witnesses are actually rare, but people still believe they're in danger. >> i have to live here and my family lives here, so it would be a problem with me telling. >> because what could happen? >> because they would kill people. it's that dangerous around here. >> it is dangerous to do it. because you don't know who is watching and who knows you and what they're capable of doing. >> what could they do to you? >> they could shoot you or kill you. >> that's exactly what they did last april
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